This article makes some good points about why testing tenants is a good idea, but I don’t know. It makes me nervous because there’s so much room for abuse. And Chicago doesn’t exactly have a history of taking the non-corrupt route. What do you guys think?
The idea of testing Chicago Housing Authority tenants for illegal drug use is drawing the usual, tiresome objections from the usual, tiresome complainers: It’s humiliating, offensive, invasive and insensitive. It’s more “blaming the victim” and punishing “people for being poor.”
via What’s so bad about a drug-free neighbor? – chicagotribune.com.
I met with my publisher at New Libri yesterday and we talked about a few minor edits for Painted Black to look at which they will send me soon. And we talked about cover image suggestions. And we talked about promotion and marketing ideas to get started on. And we set the release date for this fall.
And…I am getting SO excited that this is actually going to happen.
via News on my Novel
Things are ramping up for a fall publication date. Ebook coming out first, then POD through Ingram Lightning Source. Watch for more specific dates to come soon, and a new cover image.
PaintedBlack « BigInJapan(TomWaits,notme…).
Not related to Painted Black, the novel, but a cool pic nevertheless that goes with the gritty theme of this blog and my novel in general.